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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wells.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wells ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Salt Lake City. It lies just northwest of Wells. Salt Lake City has a population of 201,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Valley City. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Wells and has a population of 136,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wells and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bountiful   [Map]   44,107   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Draper   [Map]   47,710   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Layton   [Map]   76,691   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lehi   [Map]   62,712   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Millcreek   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Murray   [Map]   49,295   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ogden   [Map]   87,031   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Orem   [Map]   97,839   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Provo   [Map]   117,335   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Riverton   [Map]   43,344   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sandy   [Map]   96,145   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Jordan   [Map]   70,954   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spanish Fork   [Map]   39,443   S   41 miles [66 km]
Taylorsville   [Map]   59,992   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Jordan   [Map]   113,905   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Canyon Rim   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Clark Village Gardens   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cottonwood Village   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
East Millcreek   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Foothill Village   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Greenfield Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hamilton Village   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hillside Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Holladay   [Map]   30,709   S   Less than 2 miles
Mount Olympus   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
South Salt Lake   [Map]   24,956   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
University Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vista Village   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wander Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles

For more communities neighboring Wells, please visit our County-by-County Page for Wells.

Salt Lake County ...

Wells is located in Salt Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Salt Lake County: Davis, Morgan, Summit, Tooele, Utah & Wasatch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wells ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Wells.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Wells.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wells. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wells. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near Wells ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Wells.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
South Valley Rgnl.   [Map]   U42   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Skypark Airport   [Map]   BTF   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Heber City Muni.   [Map]   36U   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tooele Valley Airport    [Map]   TVY   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Wells.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wells. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Provo Muni. (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]   PVU   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wendover Airport (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]   ENV   W   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
South Valley Rgnl.   [Map]   U42   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Skypark Airport   [Map]   BTF   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Heber City Muni.   [Map]   36U   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tooele Valley Airport    [Map]   TVY   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tooele Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
        Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Provo Muni.   (PVU/KPVU)   [Map]
        Website for Provo Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ogden - Hinckley Airport   (OGD/KOGD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Evanston - Uinta Co. Airport   (EVW/KEVW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wendover Airport   (ICAO: KENV)   [Map]
        Website for Wendover Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Salt Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wells.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Wells. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wells) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6913, Longitude: -111.8158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wells), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wells.



 
 
 

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